Dec 9, 2012 8:00pm EST
13, she said, before rosa parks did that, i had my own boss. she said, she was going to ballet class and she got on the bus, got in the back, and a white man told she needed to move. she said, i am already on the back of the bus. where do you want me to go? she sat there. i get a lot of my fearlessness from my mother. my dad is a little more shy. i get my fortitude from him and other strength. the fearlessness probably comes a lot for my mother. i hear these stories, my mother, myself, people say. i cannot help why i am the way i am and why i speak out. we should all want to get more engaged in the political process. >> how did all that affect your parents and how much do they talk about those days today. >> they talk about a lot. especially now because we have the first black president of the united states that was elected. that was very historic. my mother had tears in her eyes when barack obama became president in 2008. >> did she vote for him? >> yes, she did. >> how about that? -- dad? >> i am not sure. he said he did. >> did they vote for him again? >> my father did not.